Truth can be illusive, choices
disconcerting; the promise of
moral certitude irresistible.
In the Midwestern offices of
Secure Star Insurance, Rebecca,
efficient and distant, seeks only
to survive another day. Sally,
earnest and devout, views the
workplace as a fertile mission
field. Into the agency comes a
new employee, Gladys, gregarious,
unorthodox and twice divorced.
When an intuitive HR manager
arrives, veneers begin to crack.
To move beyond her smouldering
estrangement Rebecca must come
to terms with her past. Four years
earlier she was Sr. Rebecca Marise,
living in a convent replete with
younger members and garnering
the support of an increasing number
of bishops and conservative
Catholics. When an older nun has a
heart attack Rebecca is abruptly sent
to a backwater mission in Appalachia.
Distanced from the enclave of the
motherhouse and embedded in
social realities of the missionary
outpost, Rebecca is thrust into
into uncharted waters.